Chantelle and Peter could not have been more accommodating for our stay. A group of 23 on a battlefield study. Ideally located within the historic town of Poperinge. The accommodation has been recently upgraded and the rooms are of a high quality. The historic former officer's-mess is great value for money.
What a fabulous location, rooms accommodation extremely flexible. We were a party of 24 on a Battlefield Study, of Flanders.
The hosts were simply fantastic, making us all feel so welcome. Breakfast was fantastic, Hommel Beer delicious... but don't have too many!
Fire pit in the garden for late night chats... and more beer
The Canadian, Scottish and English members of my family, twenty of us making up three generations, met up for five days in August to honour the sacrifice of my Great Uncle Tom, at Passchendaele. Skindles was perfect. Like a home from home with great bedroom accommodation, dining room, bar room, lounge and large kitchen. We spent all the evenings outdoors in the back garden sitting round a fire until late, and we barbecued one evening.
Peter and Chantal were truly marvellous hosts. Friendly and very helpful. Chantal helped each morning with the terrific breakfasts.
Skindles is perfectly situated in Poperinge to visit the great WW1 Memorials. One evening we chartered a bus to take us to the evening ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. We also visited Tyne Cot, Vimy Ridge and many other Memorials.
Another evening we booked a room in an excellent restaurant, just walking distance away, for the whole family to enjoy our last night together.
Chantal had numerous excellent suggestions for activities including hiring a pianist for an evening.
The local swimming pool was excellent for the children.
This was a truly memorable visit and we would love to go back to Skindles.
Fantastic base for our business trip. Great hosts. The facilities were brilliant. Great showers and baths...
We could not have found a more amazing venue for our family trip to Belguim this summer. Our group of 15 ranged in age from 12 to 84, and Skindles provided the perfect base with 5 beautiful 2 bedroom apartments, a bunkroom and amazing community spaces for everyone to enjoy. Peter and Chantal could not have been more gracious or accommodating. They have restored this 300 year old home to immaculate modern standards whilst retaining it's delightful character and historical charm. We enjoyed several superb catered meals, a beautiful outdoor reception and a party complete with piano music and dancing in the parlor.....all of which were kindly coordinated by our wonderful hosts. In addition we played a friendly family game of backyard soccer, rode bikes along the many local trails, and enjoyed all the quaint town of Poperinge had to offer by foot. If you have a group and are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience you have found it!